I'm currently writing a few articles about my book "Beyond the Boys' Club" for magazines aimed at entrepreneurs and whilst doing the research, am finding some interesting research regarding the difference between female and male entrepreneurs. As a business owner myself, I recognise the differences first hand. A new piece of research as highlighted in Diversity Woman explained " In the US, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy indicates that differing expectations, motivations, opportunities sought, and types of business opened are what account for performance variables—not chromosomes. In other words, put entrepreneurs with the same expectations and motivations in the same business and—male or female—they’ll perform equally well. However, they did find a few differences such as women are more likely to buy a franchise and men to buy an independent business, men hold significantly higher expectations for their new businesses than female entrepreneurs whereas women are more likely to enter into low-risk/low-return ventures. Also, male entrepreneurs are more likely than female entrepreneurs to believe that starting a business is more important than spending time with family.